Evaluation of Healia

Via Dean Giustini’s Google Scholar Blog, a very decent evaluation of consumer health information portal Healia by one of Dean’s MLIS students at UBC, Nancy Anderson (with Dean collaborating).

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It is a good evaluation of the portal, and absolutely worth reading by any librarian in any kind of library that ever serves consumer healthcare information needs. Nicely done, Nancy. Hope you’ll do more of this sort of thing, either as a part of class, or outside of your coursework.

Also: I really like how often Dean collaborates on worthwhile, real-life, publicly-viewable projects with students. This would seem to demonstrate a very hands-on teaching philosophy, a program that wants to help build skills and public reputation through useful works, and a lot of one-on-one attention. I don’t see a lot of this sort of thing in the biblioblogosphere, and I’d sure like to see more of it.

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